The Trump Presidency...

Builders do everything cheaply now, it is all about the bottom line.
Wait, what? You mean people aren't looking out for themselves and building properly for the sake of their families? They're just content to have their houses blown flat time and again?

That settles it. It's not like they don't know there are tornados and such, they should have been better prepared. I've no sympathy.
 
Wait, what? You mean people aren't looking out for themselves and building properly for the sake of their families? They're just content to have their houses blown flat time and again?

That settles it. It's not like they don't know there are tornados and such, they should have been better prepared. I've no sympathy.

Oh no, you are the nice guy and I am the asshole you can't take that away from me. I need to work on my winter preps care to donate to my cause?
 
Why do you really give a shit about what happens to our lot over here? Is that much more interesting then watching what is happening to you on your side of the Pond?
The stock market is up 196 points so far, but gas is still pretty high. Will see what happens tomorrow, granted I am going to hedge my bets and say we will still be chugging along for the most part. For a trade war it sure does not feel like it here. Stop being such a globalist........
Why are people interested in what happens in the USA -

Well for a start the tangerine toddler has started fights with almost every ally, he has made many false statements regarding NATO. started trade wars based on stupid information and installed tariffs on many countries, used sanctions as his own personal weapon against countries he doesn't like, insulted quite a few world leaders, He consistently uses his twatter account trying to bully countries into doing what HE thinks is right. Removed US aid to countries he doesn't like. He has agreed to install another US base in Poland which many NATO counties and many US Generals think is a hugely provocative mistake. He has threatened Canada with complete ruination if Canada doesn't agree to his bullying tactics.

Apart from that F-All reason to watch what's going on in the US.

You say you read the news - what newspaper is that - the Wyoming Farmers weekly :)

Read some of the links posted about the tariffs not every link is from liberal websites, the tariffs are raising costs for every country including the US, for now it may be a $ here a $ there but as inventory shrinks and new orders start coming in it will be $10 here $500 there.

The Chump administrations policies of easing stock market, banking, and business regulations (many of which benefit the orange twat himself) is creating a temporary boom based on debt and when looking at this US Debt many US & world experts in economics are predicting a crash in the next two years.

Donald Trump is the epitome of irrational exuberance.

You might remember that phrase from the 1990s. Alan Greenspan, the head of the Federal Reserve at the time, was describing how the tech boom was creating a bubble by generating enthusiasm way out of proportion to the actual value of the new companies.

Such an unwarranted economic boom was hardly something new, so it was easy to predict what would happen next. Periods of irrational exuberance — whether the dot-com expansion, Dutch tulipmania in the 17th century, or the housing bubble in America of the 2000s — have always led to a sudden crash and a serious hangover.

And now, here we go again.

Trump, always exuberant when talking about himself and his putative accomplishments, loves to boast about how well the American economy is chugging along. The stock market reached its all-time high at the end of August. In its second quarter this year, U.S. economic growth was 4.1 percent. Unemployment remains below 4 percent, and inflation remains moderate. Even wages are going up.

Irrationality enters the picture because there’s little if any connection between the president’s policies and the outcomes he lauds (since these trends began before he took office). Also, the prosperity that has resulted from this economic expansion has largely been enjoyed by the wealthier sectors of society. Finally, Trump’s economic fever dream is fueled by an enormous and growing amount of debt.

When it comes to irrational exuberance, it’s never if there will be a bust but when. On the tenth anniversary of the financial collapse of 2008, it’s worth looking at the potential pinpricks that will pop Trump’s hot-air balloon and send America crashing back to earth.

It’s not just the government that’s in hock. Total household debt reached a new high in August: $13.3 trillion.

Then there’s corporate debt. Companies have taken advantage of low interest rates to borrow like crazy. This summer, corporate debt hit a new high of $6.3 trillion.

Economists are quick to reassure the public that all of this debt is not catastrophic. After all, the economy is humming along.
But all this debt is like the termites eating away at the foundation of your house. You don’t see anything wrong except a bit of sawdust and the faint sounds of consumption. And then one day, you’re sitting at your kitchen table and, boom! You’re sprawled out in your basement with the wreckage of your house around you.

As long as institutions continue to extend credit, debt is manageable, not a crisis. In other words, if creditors are still willing to buy Treasury bonds, then the United States is good to go.

But that’s a big if.

Currently, the U.S. government owes $21 trillion, which is slightly more than the household and corporate debt combined.

Foreign countries also hold about a third of the debt. China and Japan own a little more than a trillion dollars each, followed by Brazil, Ireland, the UK, and Switzerland.

This year Russia has unloaded $87 billion in Treasury Bonds, Japan got rid of $18.4 billion, Turkey unloaded 42% of US Bonds just last month. The big player, however, is China, and right now the Trump administration is escalating its trade war with China. If China unloads their bonds the kaka will hit the fan big time. (My words)

Here’s another sign that foreign confidence in the U.S. economy is waning. For much of the post-World War II era, international transactions have been conducted in dollars. That has meant that people — and countries — have wanted dollars. But that situation is changing. The U.S. dollar remains the currency of choice for transactions, but by an ever-diminishing margin. As of July, it was used in 39 percent of transactions. The euro was in second place at 35 percent. Further down the list came the pound, the yen, and the yuan. The fall of the dollar anticipates an eclipse of U.S. global economic hegemony.

The full story here

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This is NOT being alarmist, (or a dig at you Jonesy) - the point is - what happens in the USA can effect the whole world.

Just remember this: The people that gained the most after the crash in 2008 were Wall Street, Big Banks, AND your Commander in Thief.
 
Muhahahahaahahahaha

Searches for “Toad” Porn Have Skyrocketed Following the Trump Penis Revelation
I wish I were making this up.
By MARISSA MARTINELLI The Slate

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Wrong kind. Jens Buttner/Getty Images. Calm down @labrat they're not for consumption.

The saga of a porn star comparing President Trump’s penis to “the mushroom character in Mario Kart” continues to unfold with an exciting and yet somehow entirely predictable new development: People are going looking for Toad porn now. A representative from porn-sharing website YouPorn tells Slate that since the, uh, evocative description of Trump’s penis from Stormy Daniels’ memoir became public, searches for the adult film actress have increased by 477 precent, which is to be expected. But the site has also experienced a 310 percent increase in searches for the term toad.

This begs the question: How many people were searching for “toad” pornography before Daniels’ revelation? I have reached out to YouPorn’s communications team for the answer and will update this post with this very important information as soon as they reply. In the meantime, though, I was curious about what kind of results, exactly, come up when you do search for the word toad on YouPorn, and I compromised my browsing history in an effort to find out.
 



Imported socialism & welfare strangled Puerto Rico

Purto Rico while technically a US possession, has managed to screw themselves for years. They get lots of welfare money and piss it away. Hence the lack of sympathy for an island that by all rights should just become an Independent Country. Maybe you folks would like a new island possession??
While we are at it, why not chuck out other states as well, which don't pull their weight? Even Wyoming is a net debitor, it gets more from the federal gov't than it contributes. Just saying.

Of course, Puerto Rico is at the bottom of this pile.

 
While we are at it, why not chuck out other states as well, which don't pull their weight? Even Wyoming is a net debitor, it gets more from the federal gov't than it contributes. Just saying.

Of course, Puerto Rico is at the bottom of this pile.

I suppose someone had to do it, so I did. I took your list of which states are net contributors to federal taxes and which states are net recipients of federal largess, and then compared that to the Wikipedia list of which states voted for Trump versus which states voted for Clinton. The results were pretty much as I imagine most people suspect.

Taken in aggregate, states which supported Trump are net recipients while the states which supported Clinton are net payers, by a substantial amount. To make sure that is clear, the Clinton states are the net taxpayers and the Trump states are subsidized by the Clinton states.

That is another rather interesting perspective on where Trump draws his support from.
 
That is another rather interesting perspective on where Trump draws his support from.
Seems they're fine with the Deep State so long as that refers to its pockets.
 
The toadstool tot adds to the growing list of lies once again.
Trump, Who Loves Conspiracy Theories So Much, Insists He's "Not A Conspiratorial Person"
He also said he doesn't like to use the phrase "deep state" — but he very much does.

Jim Dalrymple II
BuzzFeed News Reporter
Posted on September 19, 2018
Buzzfeed

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is "really not a conspiratorial person."

Trump made the comment during an interview in the Oval Office with the Hill Tuesday after he was asked about the "deep state" — a popular right-wing conspiracy theory that alleges liberal globalists are working to undermine the president.

"I don’t like to use it," the president said of the term, "because it sounds so conspiratorial and believe it or not I’m really not a conspiratorial person."


The comment comes from Trump, who has spent years — and effectively began his political career — pushing the debunked Obama-is-Kenyan conspiracy theory by questioning the legitimacy of his predecessor's birth certificate.
Trump has also pushed baseless conspiracy theories that:
He saw "thousands and thousands" of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating 9/11.
He won the popular vote in the 2016 election "if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally."
Climate change, despite scientific consensus, is "a total, and very expensive, hoax!"
And, without any evidence, has:
Insinuated that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is actually a murderer.
Tried to link the father of Sen. Ted Cruz to the assassin who killed John F. Kennedy.
Flirted with the thoroughly debunked idea that vaccines somehow cause autism.
.Believes that @LJONESY was abducted by Aliens.
Suggested that Google was conspiring to shadow-ban positive news about him.
Said Democrats conspired to inflate last year's hurricane death toll in Puerto Rico, which was determined by a team of scholars and independent researchers.
And while Trump said "I don’t like to use" the phrase "deep state," he's used it here:



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I suppose someone had to do it, so I did. I took your list of which states are net contributors to federal taxes and which states are net recipients of federal largess, and then compared that to the Wikipedia list of which states voted for Trump versus which states voted for Clinton. The results were pretty much as I imagine most people suspect.

Taken in aggregate, states which supported Trump are net recipients while the states which supported Clinton are net payers, by a substantial amount. To make sure that is clear, the Clinton states are the net taxpayers and the Trump states are subsidized by the Clinton states.

That is another rather interesting perspective on where Trump draws his support from.
A bit like Brexit then?

Regions with the biggest Leave votes were most dependent on the EU | Metro News
 
That's a painfully probing question.
But it's up to Klonesy to prove that he wasn't abducted, or maybe he just fesses up and tells us all about it.
 
While we are at it, why not chuck out other states as well, which don't pull their weight? Even Wyoming is a net debitor, it gets more from the federal gov't than it contributes. Just saying.

Of course, Puerto Rico is at the bottom of this pile.

We have two things here that are vital to the country. A Strategic Missile Wing and I-80. So of course we get lots of Federal money.
 
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For the record I saw this in the Walmart parking lot, so I went willingly.
Then they realized I am a massive bellend, and released me on the condition that I annoy the shite out of the grumpy old pensioners on Arrse. While cursing me for being a thick American who is not able to speak other languages, I think they wanted me to screw with the Boxheads originally.
 

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